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6/26/14   12:45 p.m.

Logan’s Irish Pub in downtown Findlay is the place to be for World Cup games, including today’s game of USA vs. Germany, which began at noon.

Jess Bundy, bar manager at Logan’s, says he believes people gather there because Logan’s has always had soccer on, not just for the World Cup, and it has become the unofficial headquarters for Findlay’s viewing parties.

Audio: Jess Bundy

In order to prepare for the wall-to-wall crowds, Bundy says they stock up on extra beer as well as have beer and food specials, such as today’s $4 any Irish draught special.

It’s estimated that Logan’s did about $8,000 more business than usual during the USA’s games previous Sunday and Thursday games.

Bundy said they’re also working to create an American Outlaws, the unofficial men’s national team’s support club, chapter at Logan’s.

But wait, there’s more!

Doug Jenkins decided to take in the game at Logan’s for a “working” lunch:

 

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6/26/14 – 7:04 A.M.

A Findlay native who went on to become a star in baseball’s Negro League finally has a proper resting place. ABC 22 in New York reports a tombstone and memorial is finally in place for Grant “Home Run” Johnson. Johnson died in 1963 and had been buried in an unmarked grave in Buffalo.

The Society for American Baseball Research’s Negro Leagues Baseball Grave Marker Project raised the money to buy a tombstone.

MORE: ABC 22

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6/26/14 – 6:53 A.M.

A customer at a Findlay oil change business avoided injury when she accidently drove her SUV into the service pit Wednesday. The incident happened at the Valvoline Instant Oil Change service center on Tiffin Avenue. The passenger side of the vehicle fell into the four foot wide hole, getting the SUV stuck.

No one was injured, and the SUV was no damaged. A tow-truck had to help pull the Jeep out of the pit.

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6/26/14 – 6:46 A.M.

A large retailer moving into Findlay will hold a hiring event today and tomorrow. Gabe’s will interview potential employees from 9 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Country Inn and Suites on Interstate Drive. The new store, which will be located in the old Home Depot building, is scheduled to open July 26.

You’ll need to bring two forms of I.D. and be ready for on-the-spot interviews at the event. The company is looking to fill a wide variety of positions.

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6/26/14 – 5:31 A.M.

A woman was killed in a two-car crash near Upper Sandusky Wednesday night. The State Highway Patrol says the accident happened around 6:30 p.m. on the southbound entrance ramp from State Route 199 to U.S 23.

38-year-old Stephanie Cowgill of Bucyrus pulled off the edge of the ramp so she could stop to get something out of her trunk. A Ford F-250 driven by 29-year-old Wade Gottfried of Nevada crossed the white edge line on the ramp and hit Cowgill.

Cowgill’s two children were in the car at the time of the crash. They were not injured.

The crash remains under investigation.


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6/26/14 – 5:24 A.M.

Teachers in the North Baltimore school district will be working under a new contract staring next month. The Sentinel-Tribune reports the deal gives educators a 1.75 percent raise in both years of the contract. Teachers will see a higher deductible for their health insurance in exchange for lower monthly fees.

The school board unanimously approved the contract. Negotiations started back in January.

MORE: Sentinel-Tribune

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6/26/14 – 5:16 A.M.

Tiffin-Fostoria Municipal Court Judge Mark Repp has been removed from a criminal case. The Review-Times reports Seneca County Common Pleas Court Judge Michael Kelbley disqualified Repp from an underage consumption case against 20-year-old Alexander Ratchen.

Ratchen was a passenger in a pickup truck involved a fatal crash in October of 2012. The crash took the life of 20-year-olds Jacob Hohman and Rachel Pennington. Ratchen’s attorney says 19 others cited for underage consumption that night were placed in diversion programs. He adds Repp was insistent on Ratchen getting a 30-day jail sentence.

Two people in a second vehicle were given 30-day sentences for underage possession and consumption. Ratchen’s lawyer said his client didn’t deserve the same sentence. He argued that’s because Ratchen was unconscious following the crash, and played no role in moving Jacob Hohman from the crash scene.

MORE: Review-Times

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6/26/14 – 4:51 A.M.

A jury found a Putnam County man guilty of rape Wednesday. The Putnam County Sentinel reports 54-year-old Timothy Good of Continental was also found guilty on a charge of gross sexual imposition. The victim in the latter charge was only five-years-old. The rape victim was less than 10-years-old at the time of the offense.

Good faces a possibility of life in prison for the rape charge. He’ll be sentenced July 8.

MORE: Putnam County Sentinel

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6/25/14   5:15 p.m.

 

Wyandot County and the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce are asking for your help to put on their annual fireworks display.

Kathy Tolle-Grasz, executive director of the Upper Sandusky Chamber of Commerce, said in order for the fireworks show to continue as it stands today, $8,000 of donations and contributions are needed. Currently there is a $1,000 shortfall.

Audio: Kathy Tolle-Grasz

Tolle-Grasz said the fireworks will go on as planned on July 3rd without any interuption, but if there is a shortfall the fireworks display will be reduced by that amount for next year.

All sponsors and donations will be recognized on the Chamber’s website at uppersanduskychamber.com.

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